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“Be Free or Die” by Cate Lineberry

It was a Sure Thing. A can’t-miss, a safe bet that you couldn’t possibly fail – or could you? Isn’t there always a danger of losing in a gamble, or at least not winning? What kind of odds would make ...

“I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart

You can pretend all you want. Hide your head in the sand and say it ain’t so. Cover your ears and yell “LaLaLaLaLa” until everyone thinks you’re five years old. You can deny, deny, deny, but listen up: some things ...

“Once a Cop: The Street, The Law, Two Worlds, One Man” by Corey Pegues

You’ve changed your mind. That’s allowed, you know. You can go in a different direction, pick something else, try another thing, have do-overs, or have two. Pencils come with erasers, few things are forever, and in “Once a Cop” by ...

New Novel Explores Rare Themes Related to Race, Sex, Mental Illness, Slavery

Dr. James Laws has released his first novel, Wilmington Manor. The storyline pulls on three rarely discussed themes from the 19th Century. First and most dominant is the interracial, same sex relationship between Andrew, a young male plantation owner and ...

“My Daddy Rules the World” by Hope Anita Smith

Your Daddy is the King of the House. He’s the smartest person you know. He can run fast, jump high, and his words make things happen, he’s strong, cool, and funny; he’s always making you laugh. And in the new ...

“The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir” by D. Watkins

Everything has a price. You say you’ll never sell your granddad’s watch, your dream car, or that collectible you coveted because it’s priceless – until it’s not, because everything is for sale. But in “The Cook-Up” by D. Watkins, it ...

“The Weekend Effect” by Katrina Onstad

Zzzzzzzzzip. That was the sound of your last weekend as it passed by, but it probably doesn’t matter anyhow: it was packed with work, To-Dos and obligations, kid’s sports, and more work. Sometimes, you wonder why you even bother. You ...

“Super Freak: The Life of Rick James” by Peter Benjaminson

Your feet sometimes have a mind of their own. You see your favorite foods, and they carry you toward lunch before you even realize you’re hungry. When you’re faced with danger, they take you in the right direction, away and ...

Kiana Dancie Talks Comedy, Life And Her New Book

Kiana Dancie returns to Houston, just as opinionated and funny as ever.

Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Writing a Novel

How's this for a thriller: Bill Clinton is teaming up with one of the most successful authors in the world to write a novel.

“Broke Millennial” by Erin Lowry

And that’s never a good thing in relationships, recreation, or in finances; especially in finances. When your wallet is empty, so are both calendar and stomach, but what can you do when even the word “money” scares you? With the ...

Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison and Sir Arthur Lewis to Have Buildings Named for Them at Princeton University

The board of trustees of Princeton University in New Jersey has announced that Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita at the university, will have a building on the Princeton campus named in her honor. West ...

“Superfandom: How Our Obsessions Are Changing What We Buy and Who We"

Collect them all. Those three words put a smile on every marketer’s face and fear in every parent’s heart. “Collect them all,” as you may remember, was kid-code for “bug your parents until they buy stuff,” making you the envy ...

Books n Bros: African-American Boy Starts Book Club for Kids Like Him

Sidney Keys III has always loved to read. But at his school library, the 11-year-old noticed a void of books about kids like himself.

Gabrielle Union’s New Book Is About ‘The Good, The Bad, And The WTF’

The Being Mary Jane star recently shared with PEOPLE the cover to her upcoming book perfectly titled: We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True (Dey Street Books).

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